Dear Members,

I hope this letter finds you all well and enjoying the New Year. It is an honor to be writing to you as the incoming president. Our association has had a remarkable history and it is my hope that I will be able to continue to build on the foundation that has been set. The existence of a local medical professional association that is able to create a true community of professionals, where ideas are shared, expertise disseminated, and collaborative relationships developed, is truly remarkable and a benefit to us all.

I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to renew your membership in HMA. We have taken surveys and we have listened to you. We are making changes to improve the benefits and conveniences of attendance at the meetings. The topics being presented are topics that you stated you wanted. The more involved you become the more benefits you will derive out of your membership. We all need help navigating through the maze of healthcare reform and new regulations that seem to be coming in rapid waves.

We hope this year we will continue to see our regular members but also to see even more new faces, so bring a friend, a colleague, any healthcare professional in a medical practice that is not attending please bring them along with you.

Save The Date: February 11th from 11-1 pm. We will be moving our meetings to a new location to be announced very soon. A flyer announcing the location of the February 11th meeting will be sent out very soon.

I have a couple of developments to share with you. Due to the Members response to the “Monkey survey’s” we will be going to a bi-monthly meeting schedule to be held from 11:00-1:00 usually on the 2ndWednesday of each month but may vary depending on availability of the venue. We hope that this change will allow more groups that were unable to participate in prior years to join in and attend.

I hope to see all of you at our kickoff meeting on Wednesday, February 11 at 1:00a.m. Please come to network, exchange and receive valuable information with other healthcare professionals as well as the fantastic speaker.

If you have not already done do please make sure that you turn in your 2015 Application (attached) as the Annual Dues are Payable by January 31, 2015. I am looking forward to another great year!

Karrie Miles